An old residence with luxurious charm. A stone's throw from the ocean. A peaceful and friendly place. Welcome to Valérie and Christophe Kaas's hotel.
"Are guests are not customers. They're exclusive visitors we invite into our home."
They may have changed region but Valérie and Christophe's occupation remains the same. "Hotels are our passion," and this has lasted for more than a quarter of a century. In late 2018, they left Grand-Est and Montbéliard for Charente-Maritime and the good life at Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, near Royan. They opted for a beautiful noble lady – a venerable ocean home with the scent of sea spray and holidays that has seen generations of visitors and holidaymakers come and go in the 30 years since it opened. Fully renovated and renamed The Originals Boutique, Hotel La Villa West, Royan Beach, this three-star hotel has 26 rooms with contemporary charm, a wine bar (Le New Vintage, which also doubles as a seminar room), an intimate family home-style tea room (don't miss the delicious pastries cooked up by Isabelle). The beach is a three-minute walk away. The sound of the waves can be heard from the hotel. The welcoming, warm and friendly hotel is a real reflection of Valérie and Christophe.
There are 26 to choose from. The rooms at The Originals Boutique, Hotel La Villa West, Royan Beach were all renovated in 2018 in a chic and charming style with a modern touch and cosy spirit. On the ground, first and second floors (with lift access), they are comfortable and quiet. With disabled access and family rooms, there's something for everyone here. Opening the windows and listening to the sound of the ocean is the perfect way to relax.
Cereals, spreads, pastries, home-made cakes, honey from a local producer and local drinks will be served at breakfast. The Originals Boutique, La Villa West, Royan Beach has no restaurant but does offer a tea room. Sweet treats made by Isabelle, the house pastry chef, Mariage Frères teas and a warm and intimate decor. It seems that we serve the region's best hot chocolate and whipped cream! For pre-dinner drinks, direction the hotel's Lounge bar where soft sofas await you. At dinner, the team will recommend one of the many Saint-Palais establishments, namely Chez BOB, a local institution.
Bask in the charms of Villa West and its beautiful region, Charente-Maritime, over an evening, weekend or full week. From land to sea, idling to activity, live the good life in great spirits at Christophe and Valérie's hotel.
Buzzing Royan: its casino, endless (packed!) beach and charming establishments; La Palmyre and its unmissable zoo; the La Courbe national forest for lovely walks or bike rides through the intoxicating scent of maritime pines; the Saint-Palais-sur-Mer coastal pathway to make the most of the salty air; the Cordouan and Coubre lighthouses; and, further north, Marennes and Ile d’Oléron for oyster fans.
This is a somewhat unusual seminar room. Forget the cold white walls of a typical meeting room. Decorated in wine bar style with an elegant terrace and intimate garden, Le New Vintage offers 70 m2 with space for up to 25 seated people. A unique place to combine work, leisure and togetherness. From company events to daily rentals or residential seminars, Christophe and Valérie offer various options and adapt to your requests.